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Sudbury Christian Messenger July 30, 2016 Edition Are you a cat or dog Christian?...check out Words of Wisdom

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" — Ronald Reagan

B I B L E = Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth:  When all else fails, read the Directions!

Prayer is our open expressway with God, even when our words are uninvolved.    Romans 8: 26-27    - Beth Moore

1.     Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |July 30 and every Saturday  |Sudbury
2.     Fête d’Ignace de Loyola en français |le 31 juillet  |Sudbury
3.     "Impact Live" Radio Program  |  July 31 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
4.     Summer, 2016 – Entertainers wanted by The Market  | August – October  |Sudbury
5.     Adult Children of Alcoholics  |August 1 and every Monday  |Sudbury
6.     Christ the King Prayer Group  |  August 4 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
7.     Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |August 4 and Thursdays  |Sudbury
8.     SLYNGSHOT:  An Interactive Church – new location  | August 4 and every Thursday   |Sudbury
9.     Silent Vigil for Peace  |August 5 and each Friday  |Sudbury
10.  Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |August 7 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
11.  Glad Tidings' Summer Camps  |August 8-12  |Sudbury
12.  Rosary and Mass at the Grotto  |August 15  |Sudbury
13.  Canada Aflame!  |August 24-27  |Grimsby
14.  Special Event  A Night at the Grotto/ Événement special     Une nuit à la Grotte     |September 1  |Sudbury
15.  Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |Sept. 12 |Sudbury
16.  Christian Business Men’s Fellowship Resumes  |September 14  |Sudbury
17.    Change:  Save the Date - Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event  |September 17  |Sudbury
18.  Gather Program  |September 18 and monthly dates  |Minnow Lake
19.  SLYNGSHOT Tuesday Resumes at All Nations Church  |September 20  |Sudbury
20.    Road to Emotional & Spiritual Healing  |Sept. 24  |Minnow Lake
21.  Canadian Evangelism Congress |September 26-27  |Niagara Falls
22.    Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |Sept. 27  |Sudbury
23.  Save the Date:  FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE: "GOD'S NAME IS MERCY: Various Perspectives - One Understanding" 
24.  QUEST Conference for Men  |November 18-19  |Toronto
National Prayer – My Canada

Sudbury Christian Messenger Praise Report!
Guest Speakers for Catholic Schools
Share Your Extra Fruit This Summer:  Operation Fruit Snacks
Josephine’s Vegetables

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rules unanimously in favour of Trinity Western University right to set up a law school
Update from P.E.A.C.E. – with mid-northern Ontario details
Catholic resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum

What is Truth? Re:  Ontario Court of Appeal Decision, Trinity Western University (TWU) and The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
Anglican Church of Canada votes to endorse same-sex ‘marriage’
National Abortion Monument – an opportunity to make this happen

Catholic Bishop to Tim Kaine: You Can’t be Catholic and Pro-Abortion
How a rolling sexual revolution is crushing freedom

Local family needs support for double-lung transplant

First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist
Local Christian woman offering a room for a student
Request for Petition and Support re: Serbian Parish
Request for Petition re: fairness for female athletes at Olympics
Better Beginnings/Better Futures Community Dinner
Syrian Refugee Community Store
Health Science North 6th Floor –  Request
Mission Needs Donations of Clothing, Food, Non-Perishables, Finances
Knights of Columbus Seeking New Members
Community Outreach at St. Kevin’s Parish
Bread & Roses Food Bank in Capreol
Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank in Need of Supplies/Equipment
Sudbury Right to Life seeking new Office space

Fun Sudbury video – Jeremy Mahood appears on the All Nations Church platform
Whoops! Insane NARAL ad accidentally bolsters pro-life arguments
Interesting Message from Muhammed Ali
Sudbury Author, Anna Sklar,  Announces Book Launch
The Art of the Summer Sabbath
Sudbury Park to be named after D.J. Hancock
People with disabilities do ‘live boldly’ — and they’re not better off dead
Reflections on the Church by Michael O’Brien
Jackie Evancho sings “God Bless America”
12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives
Apostle Entertainment
Greater Sudbury Contacts Regarding Syrian Refugee Sponsorship

Sudbury hosting International Mine Rescue event
Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures
Teach English to Syrian Refugee
Volunteer Driver Needed
Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members


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  Local  News & Events

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |July 30  and every Saturday  |Sudbury

Pyrohy/cabbage rolls for sale each Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

30 Notre Dame

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Corner of Notre  Dame/Ste. Anne’s Road


2.    Fête d’Ignace de Loyola en français  |le 31 juillet  |Sudbury


Villa Loyola

  1. “Impact Live” Radio Program  |  July 31 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury

Sunday's 7 pm Impact Live Radio program

Presented by The Unchurch

  1. Summer, 2016 – Entertainers wanted by The Market  | August – October  |Sudbury
Plan ahead, Christian musicians!

Entertainers are wanted by The Market.

They are seeking family-friendly entertainers of all types to help liven up its atmosphere for their season

However, it’s too late to apply for this season.

You might want to consider this for your Worship Team next summer.

Outdoor staging, electricity, seating and booth arrangements are available; however, performers must supply and set up specific equipment at their own expense.

Saturdays     8-2:00 pm

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |August 1 and every Monday  |Sudbury
Every Monday

All Nations Church, 885 Prete Street, Sudbury

7:00 pm

For more information:  705 929 2957

  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  August 4 and Thursdays  | Sudbury

If you feel down in your faith or in a depression or if you are suffering the winter blues come out Thursday nights at Our Lady of Hope Church and join the Christ the King Prayer Group. You will be uplifted and inspired during this holy and religious evening and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.

We started to attend a few months ago and by the end of the evening felt spiritually renewed.

Rosary and hymns between 7pm and 8pm. Mass starts at 8pm with as many as 3 Priests on the altar.

This group was started by Terry Shannon 25 years ago and still attracts a large following.

Check it out on Thursday nights.
Tony Sottile.

  1. Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |August 4 and Thursdays  |Sudbury

Jesus is our Living Water             John 7:37

Spirit-led fellowship, prayer, and interactive Bible study

Every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 at the Lexington Inn,  50 Brady St.,  Sudbury   (formerly known as the Howard Johnson)

Faith   Family    Freedom

Facebook:  page       where people can get connected and be informed and we also have a FGB group set up where we can all share together and encourage one another.

If anyone has any questions or feedback you can call Linda at the head office at 1-877-296-1715 or you can reach me directly at 705 822-8069  Sincerely Adrian Smith  (president of FGB Sudbury )  

  1. SLYNGSHOT Thursday:  An Interactive Church  |August 4  and Thursdays  |Sudbury

An interactive Church
“Faithfully slaying life’s giants”
You are welcome to a new expression of worshipping Jesus

Change of time and location for the summer, 7:00 pm till approx 9:00 pm

New summer location …………….426 Burton,     Corner of Burton and Jean Street, Sudbury   (formerly Holy Trinity Church) …….two, brown,  double-doors along the side of the building.    Free parking on street.

For further information, please contact Pastor Josh Sklar          705 673 6110

Check out SLYNGSHOT on FB

“SLYNGSHOT is a gathering of people who have Jesus as their higher power with the Bible as a guide ....SLYNGSHOT is kinda like a 12 step meeting without mistaking who your higher power is ....sometimes a testimony(speaker) or inspirational video and discussions about God working in our lives helping us face giants like addiction, grieving, depression are some examples .....FAITH in God is the key to slaying life's giants!

  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |August 5 and each Friday  |Sudbury

Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace at Memorial Park in Sudbury behind St. Andrews on Fridays.

4-5 pm

There is reduced-rate parking for seniors beneath the YMCA building.     Sign your parking ticket.

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

They “call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe.”

This non-sectarian group of concerned citizens includes people of diverse faiths and backgrounds,  from Waters Mennonite Church, Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue, the Muslim community, and Quaker Witness.      The Peace Vigil is modelled after what was done in Greater Sudbury in response to the Vale strikes and Vietnam War protests.

There will be opportunities for networking/socializing before and after the Silent Vigil for Peace.

For further information, please contact John Rutherford   705 522 8584  (home)/705 9190759 (mobile)   or Dave Nicol


We stand in peaceful protest of the spreading violence throughout the world, and call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe
We are drawn from diverse faiths & backgrounds, religious and secular, to actively oppose all that leads to violence among people and nations and the bankruptcy of the human spirit it represents.
We stand in silent vigil united in resolve and purpose, to struggle against the use of violence as a means to settle disagreement and disputes at all levels. To do so we need to start with our own hearts and minds, joining with all persons clear in thought and mind and faith, inviting them to find common ground.
Please join with us as we stand here now and in coming weeks for one hour at the end of our working week, Fridays, 4 to 5 pm.

Waters Mennonite Church
Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue
Islamic Association of Sudbury
Quaker Witness

Dave Nicol

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
                                                                    ― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story

  1. Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |August 7 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup

Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side

                                  EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm
 (continuing from June to December)
Time may change in the summer months

Refreshments served after each  service and after Bible Study lunch provided
Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or 

  1. Glad Tidings’ Summer Camps  | August 8-12  |Sudbury
Summer Day Camp registrations are now open! Glad Tidings Church will be hosting 6 weeks of camp for kids ages 4-12 years. Registration forms are available online at www.gtsudbury.caor at the main office. Please call for more information.

Glad Tidings Church
1101 Regent St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8

Camp runs Monday through Friday from July 4th through July 29th, and August 8th through August 19th.

Please note: no Day Camp the week of August 1-5

Week 5: August 8-12
Week 6: August 15-19

Camp Hours: 9am-4pm
Cost: $110/Camper OR Family Rate: $100/Camper for families registering 2 or more children for that week

Early Hour: 8am-9am
Cost: $5/child/week

Late Hour: 4pm-5pm
Cost: $5/child/week

Thank you,


Jessica Manuel
Business Administrator and Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor
Glad Tidings Church
1101 Regent St S
Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8

12.  Rosary and Mass at the Grotto  |August 15  |Sudbury

August 15, 2016, Monday at 6:30 rosary, 7 p.m. mass with Bishop Marcel Damphousse.  The Assumption of Mary.

13.  Canada Aflame!  |August 24-27  |Grimsby

This Aug. 24-27th Women on the Frontlines Canada is joining with Eyes and Wings for an epic national revival event in Grimsby, Ontario,  called Canada Aflame!

Speakers at this event include Heidi Baker, Beni Johnson (Bill Johnson's wife), Stacey and Wesley Cambell, Patricia Bootsma, Faytene and Robert Grasseschi and John Perks.

Come and be filled up, equipped, inspired and receive tangible impartation to bring the fire of Holy Spirit to your sphere in Canada!

This will be a cutting edge event like few others in Canada. You really won't want to miss it.

Registration is now open!
For schedule and other conference details please visit or

The location for this event has been changed from Catch the Fire to Lakemount Worship Centre. The new location address is: 54 North Service Rd., Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y8

  1. Special Event  A Night at the Grotto/ Événement special     Une nuit à la Grotte   |September 1  |Sudbury

A musical concert will be held at the Grotto on Thursday September 1, 2016 from 7:00-9:30pm. Performers include: Jeff Wiseman, Iona Reed, Pandora Topp, Sarah Craig and Jim Matt, Jamie Dupuis, and the Sudbury Youth Choir. This concert is a fundraiser for NEO Kids Foundation, NISA-Northern Initiative for Social Action, the Janis Foligno Foundation and the Grotto. Tickets are $20/person and can be picked up at A and J Home Hardware, Gloria’s Restaurant, Old Rock Cafe and P & M’s Kouzzina. If you are interested in making a donation you can call Lucio Fabris at Med-I-Well Services 705-671-7356. This will be a very special event. Hope to see you there.

For more information or tickets, please contact:

President of the Grotto
Tel:  705-524-6384

Un concert musical aura lieu à la Grotte le jeudi, 1er septembre 2016 de 19h à 21h30.  Les interprètes comprendront : Jeff Wiseman, Iona Reed, Pandora Topp, Sarah Craig et Jim Matt, Jamie Dupuis et la Chorale de jeunes de Sudbury.  Ce concert est une collecte de fonds pour NEO Kids Foundation, NISA - Northern Initiative for Social Action, la Fondation Janis Foligno et la Grotte.  Les billets sont $20/personne et peuvent être achetés à A and J Home Hardware, Gloria’s Restaurant, Old Rock Café et P & M’s Kouzzina.  Si vous êtes intéressés, vous pouvez communiquer avec Lucio Fabris chez Med-I-Well Services au 705-671-7356.  Ceci est un événement très spécial.  Espérons vous y voir.

Si vous voulez avoir des billets vous pouvez me téléphoné.

présidente de la Grotte
Tel:  705=524-6384

  1. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |September 12  |Sudbury

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life are being offered in the Fall of 2016 at Villa Loyola starting at 6:30 pm.     They will consist of 30 weeks of prayer material with small group gatherings every second week during which you will learn strategies for discerning God’s will for you. Director of the Exercises is Fr. Ron Perron. If you are interested or are unfamiliar with them and want to learn more, please call 705 522 3502

  1. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event  |September 14  |Sudbury

When: 2nd Wednesday of every month. 12 noon.

Where: Holiday Inn Sudbury, 1696 Regent Street.

Why: Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and professionals to get together once a month.

Once again, our lunch will start at 12:00 noon sharp at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street on Wednesday the 13th. The cost of the lunch is $25 per person but all first timers eat for free, so bring a friend.
Wednesday, Agenda:
12:00- 12:03 - Opening Greeting & Grace
12:03- 12:35 - Eat
12:55- 1:00 - Shawn Day ~ Closing Remarks & Prayer.
Next Meeting ~ Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and
professionals to get together once a month for a few simple reasons.
1. To provide an opportunity to get to know men of faith from across
our region and business community.
2. To foster an attitude of prayer & support for each other and our
3. To have guest speaker’s help us explore ways of living our faith in
the marketplace.
4. To assist with the special needs of individuals and charities from what the Lord
has blessed us with.
5. At the end of the day, we should walk away knowing a few more men of faith,
and learning about creative ways to live our faith in the marketplace.
~ Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his
understanding no one can fathom.
~He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
~Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
~but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 28-31
Please call Kfm Christian Radio (705) 674-2585 in advance to book your seats. See you there. 

  1.  Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event  |September 17  |Sudbury
Hello everyone,
We have a change in our date for our dinner and it will be on September 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  Rev. Fr. Tom Lynch, of Priests for Life,  will be there, along with                    our Bishop, Marcel Damphousse, and Fr. Gérald Lajeunesse of Ste-Anne-des-Pins.      I hope that you will write it in your calendar.  Tickets will soon be available.  So be ready to invite people to come to our dinner and to hear this national and international speaker.                  The tickets are $30/person. 
May God bless all of you.

Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner, September 17, 2016 at Ste Anne-des-Pins Parish Hall, Beech Street   (beside Rainbow Mall downtown)

To reserve your ticket please call Marguerite at (705) 524-6384. 

  1. “Gather”  Program  |September 18 and monthly  |Minnow Lake

The Gather Program is offered once monthly on a Sunday afternoon. You are welcome to join us
each month or on any of the dates below.

All meetings are held from 2 – 4 pm at
Holy Redeemer Parish in the chapel

Sunday, September 18
Sunday, October 16
Sunday, November 13

Gather follows the basic outline of Arise – prayer and bible readings, with time for reflection and sharing.

Reflections will focus on our theme of MERCY.

The “Gather” coordinators for Holy Redeemer Parish are: Linda & Omer Dupuis, who can be reached at 525-1163 or by email at

19.  SLYNGSHOT Tuesday Resumes at All Nations Church  |September 20  |Sudbury

For more information, please contact Pastor Joshua Sklar at All Nations Church    705 673 6110

  1. Road to Emotional & Spiritual Healing  |September 24  |Minnow Lake

Sharers of the Word Ministry presents A Retreat Day

Road to Emotional & Spiritual Healing

Sept. 24

At Holy Redeemer Parish, Minnow Lake, Bancroft Drive

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration:  8:30 a.m.

Cost:  $15.00

Please bring bag lunch – Refreshments will be provided

To register, contact Sr. Jean at 705 522 9423 or email to:

“If you are willilng and able to acknowledge any woundedness early in your life, initiated by someone in authority (ie. Parents, siblings, a relative, a teacher, a friend, etc.) then, chances are, there’s some part of your adult life that still needs healing.    If so, this Retreat is for you.    Provide for yourself this opportunity to be touched by a God of care and compassion.

  1. Canadian Evangelism Congress |September 26-27  |Niagara Falls

Join fellow believers and Christian leaders at the Hilton in Niagara Falls this September 26-27 for the Canadian Evangelism Congress.

You will refresh your outreach approach with talks hosted by some of Canada's leading evangelical Christian speakers and artists including Will Graham, Claude Houde, Mark Hughes, Bob Cates, and more!

Together we will explore the state of evangelism in Canada, the pressing spiritual issues facing our nation, and how the Church can use proven strategies for sharing Christ's message of salvation.

Early Bird Registration by July 31    $149.00

Sponsored by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada   

  1. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial Gathering  |Sept. 27  |Sudbury

The next gathering will be on Sept 27 @ 12 Noon

Meetings for 2016-17 will be at Glad Tidings

Bring your own lunch

At each gathering  one of the participants will agree the month before to Lead the Prayer Time and the Dialogue issue

Jim Hutton will  lead the Prayer and Dialogue topic for Sept.

Have a relaxing restful summer!!!

  1. Save the Date:  FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE: "GOD'S NAME IS MERCY: Various Perspectives - One Understanding"
Date Sunday Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. at the New Sudbury MOSQUE

All are welcome to attend.   Please invite your friends!

24.  Quest Conferences for Men  |November 18 – 19  |Toronto

Registration is Now Open!

Jesus has invited each of us to join Him on the ultimate adventure. But so often our day-to-day routine feels like more like wandering, than a journey with a destination. It is time to check our location, stock up and head out again.

Join thousands of other men from across Canada as we continue on a quest greater than ourselves. The Quest Men’s Conferences will equip and encourage; helping you make a Godly impact that lasts.

Go online for details at:


1.    National Prayer – My Canada
MY Canada is hosting national prayer conference calls every second Tuesday at noon EST.
The next call is July 5th, 2016.
If you would like to participate in these calls please click here and add your name to the Keep Our Land e-list.

Citizen Response

1.     Sudbury Christian Messenger Praise Report!

I would like to thank you Diane and all you’re A.C.E.S. team for putting this page together . I look forward to reading and praying about articles that are printed.
You all keep the community informed of what is needed .

In his Service
Thank you Starre
2.     Guest Speakers to the Catholic Schools
To:  Cardinal Collins and Ms. Angela Gauthier, Chairperson, Toronto District School Board

Re:  Guest Speakers to the Catholic Schools

In response to the story  “EXCLUSIVE: Gay activist who works in Catholic school board battles Church’s ‘entrenched homophobia’   TORONTO, July 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)” – I was not surprised to read of this guest to the Catholic school, as I have noted the same situation in Ontario, Canada, and the USA, whereby guests are invited into the Catholic schools who deliver messages that are counter-Catholic teachings/counter-Holy Bible teachings.

It is a sad state of affairs when Catholic administrators do not have a Speakers’ List of presenters who can truly enrich and inspire students in Catholic schools.

I know they exist!

As a retired OECTA teacher, I bemoan the fact that the opportunities to inspire Catholic students are missed; instead, that they are confused by messages which are counter-Catholic/counter-Christian.

It is my plea and prayer that you will reconsider the people you invite into Catholic schools.

Your reply would be greatly appreciated.

God bless Catholic schools

Diane Ikonen, RTO

  1. Share Your Extra Fruit This Summer:  Operation Fruit Snacks
Extra fruit can be donated, which volunteers dehydrate at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sudbury.     The fruit snacks will be donated to local food programs.    People wanting to donate fruit or to volunteer can go to www.fruitforall.caor call 705 521 6717  Ext. 105

2.     Josephine’s Vegetables

I am Josee from Josephines Vegetables no Herbicide farm since 1982. 

As promised I am emailing you this one email to let you know that we are open for the season. 

Date;  open at 9 am till 8 pm.   7 days a week.  Rain or shine  including holidays and week ends.


The phone number 705 897 6302  will be updated almost every day,  to let people know what is ready.

If you do not see Dinosaurs on property you are at the wrong place.  Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf & Josephines Vegetables are located on the same property. 

Thank you.
owner of Josephines Vegetables No herbicide since 1982

Dinosaur & Josephines Vegetables brochure & map  

Provincial News
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rules unanimously in favour of Trinity Western University right to set up a law school

Report from Ezra Levant,    July 27, 2016

I am thrilled to report to you that five judges on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled unanimously in favour of Trinity Western University, and their right to set up a law school.

As you know, three “law societies” across Canada — the senior lawyers who govern the profession — had voted to blacklist any future graduates of Trinity Western’s law school, because of their Christian student code of conduct. Those law societies couldn’t have been any clearer: it was pure anti-Christian bigotry.

Trinity Western is fighting back, and we’re helping — over the years, we’ve raised thousands of dollars for the lawyers at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, led by John Carpay. They’re intervenors in court, in all three provinces where Trinity Western was blacklisted.
Go here to see my conversation with John yesterday — and to see me announce the results of our latest fundraising campaign to help cover John’s costs: $5,100!
I’m so pleased that we beat our goal of $5,000. If you haven’t yet made a contribution to this fight — or if you’ve already contributed, but want to give John a “congratulations” donation for a fight well fought — please go here.

This fight isn’t over of course; it’s surely heading to the Supreme Court. But we’ve managed to keep freedom of religion and freedom of association for Christians alive so far, in part due to your generosity.
Thank you!
Yours truly,
Ezra Levant
P.S. Please share this e-mail with your friends, to tell them about the anti-Christian discrimination in Canada’s law societies, and our plan to fight back. Invite them to donate too, by clicking here. And post as your Facebook status — that’s our page with all the information on this project!
The Rebel · Mississauga, ON, Canada
You can also keep up with Ezra Levant on Twitter or Facebook.

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1.     Update from P.E.A.C.E. – with mid-northern Ontario details
P.E.A.C.E. Ontario/Sudbury
Your P.E.A.C.E. Ontario/Sudbury Team is here to help you prepare for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year!
Let's work together blessing the teachers.  Let's not forget, teachers are required to teach the explicit details.
Visit to watch/review the webinars which were presented last winter/spring.
Would you like to host a meeting for those you are in contact with that are concerned?
Perhaps your Pastor is interested in hosting a meeting for your Sunday School Children's/Jr. High Parent's.
Your Sudbury Team is waiting for you!
Remember, together we will make a difference!
Our Children are depending on us!
Paula Purvis
Executive Director
P.E.A.C.E. Ontario/Sudbury
2.     Gay activist who works in Catholic school board battles Church’s ‘entrenched homophobia’
TORONTO, July 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- A woman who describes herself as “gay and Christian” and who says that the Catholic Church is a place of “entrenched homophobia” has been giving keynote addresses in Toronto Catholic schools.

3.     Catholic Resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum

Resources of how the Catholic Church in Ontario is dealing with the Ministry of Education New Curriculum:

www.Institute for Catholic Education.( ICE)

National News

1.     What is Truth?
Re:  Ontario Court of Appeal Decision, Trinity Western University (TWU) and The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

On June 29th, 2016 the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision which upheld the vote by the LSUC to deny accreditation to Trinity Western University's proposed Law School.

The Court stated that there was a collision between freedom of religion and equality rights in the context of sexual orientation in this case for which a balance must be found.

TWU is an Evangelical Christian university that requires all students to abide by the terms of a Community Covenant which stipulates that the students must abstain from various activities, including sexual intimacy whether heterosexual or same-sex, except within a male-female marriage. This is a belief that is basic to Evangelical Christians as well as to people of many other faiths. The Community Covenant was not making a statement about the LGBTQ community, but rather, was expressing a core Christian belief which is protected under S.2 and S.15 of the Charter of Rights.

The LSUC has authority over the admission to the legal profession pursuant to which it is required to consider the "public interest". The Court of Appeal concluded that LSUC had engaged in a proportionate balancing of freedom of religion and equality in the context of sexual orientation and had made a reasonable decision to refuse to accredit TWU's proposed Law School in the public interest.

It is noteworthy that the Court did acknowledge that the LSUC decision was an infringement in the Charter rights of freedom of religion of TWU, but nonetheless, reasonable.

It is disturbing that in supporting the LSUC decision, the Court provided shockingly thin reasons for doing so, which lacked substance and credibility.

The court stated that the LSUC must ensure equality of admission to the legal profession and that TWU's Community Covenant was discriminating against and hateful to members of the LGBTQ community. The Court, however, failed to consider the fact that the Community Covenant also equally prohibits heterosexual couples from entering into sexual relationships outside of opposite sex marriage. The Court also based its decision on international treaties that bind Canada, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Court failed to acknowledge that the latter treaty, and, for that matter, all human rights treaties, do not provide protection for homosexual rights.

The Court's conclusions, raise questions as to what, in truth, was the reason behind its decision to support the LSUC's refusal to provide TWU's accreditation. Is it because the Court believes that LGBTQ rights trump religious rights, even though the Supreme Court of Canada has, many times, asserted that there is no hierarchy of rights under the Charter? Is it because the Court believes that same-sex marriage is sacrosanct and its acceptance must be relentlessly upheld? Or, is it because the Court of Appeal believes that the Christian faith should not be acted upon in the public sphere?

What is the truth behind this decision?   It fundamentally affects all Canadians, whether religious or not, who are supposed to live together peacefully in a pluralistic society. Instead, the decision creates division and disrespect for the Charter of Rights and religious freedom.

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(905) 731-5425                                                           email:
Women Building a Better Society
About REAL Women of Canada
Formed in 1983,  REAL Women of Canada is a non-partisan, non-denominational organization of women (and men) from all walks of life, occupations, social and economic backgrounds.
Our Mission is to promote the equality, advancement, and well-being of women, whether in the home, the workplace or the community.
We believe the family is the most important unit in society.

REAL Women of Canada | PO BOX 8813 Station T Ottawa ON K1G 3J1
 Tel: 613-236-4001 | Fax: 613-236-7203 |

2.     Anglican Church of Canada votes to endorse same-sex ‘marriage’

OTTAWA, July 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)

3.     National Monument  for Canada’s Unborn

Recently the opportunity to establish a national monument for Canada's unborn has presented itself. The monument will be a powerful sculpture in honour of the 3+ million Canadian babies over the last 30 years who were never born. It will be located in Ottawa

This monument will be a powerful statement to our nation and future generations. It will be a validation of these lost lives, a place to honour their lives, for loved ones to mourn their deaths and for believers to pray for the issue of life in Canada. I am wondering if you, your fellowship and/or your business would like to join with us to make this monument a reality by donating towards it?

This project was initially estimated to cost $60,000 (for the land and sculpture). Through what we believe to be God's divine favour, the land, installation & maintenance has already been donated! In addition, if we can raise a deposit of $10,000 by July 1st we can get the sculpture at a $8,750 discount. The total amount we need to raise is $40,000. We have been so encouraged by this favour and believe it is a sign that God's hand is truly on this and that He desires for it to happen.

Some opportunities only come rarely in a life time. We truly believe this is one of those opportunities. We humbly ask you to consider what you can do to make this memorial a reality with us.

Donations will be administrated through V-Kol Media Ministries and will receive a tax deductible receipt.

Cheques can be mailed to: V-Kol Media Ministries, Box 254, 2nd St. E, Grimsby, ON, L3M 4G5. Please include a note: "For Memorial to the Unborn." 100% of the proceeds by check will go to this project, nothing to administration.

Donations can also be made securely by credit card by clicking here. Donations made by credit card will have merchant fees deducted by the bank.

Thank you so much for your consideration in this worthwhile initiative. If you have any questions at all please hit reply or e-mail me personally at and I would be happy to answer you.

God bless you and God bless Canada,

Faytene Grasseschi
National Director - On behalf of TheCRY and MYCanada Team

International News

1.     Catholic Bishop to Tim Kaine: You Can’t be Catholic and Pro-Abortion

NATIONAL   STEVEN ERTELT   JUL 25, 2016   |   2:00PM    WASHINGTON, DC has extensively profiled the pro-abortion position of Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential running mate Tim Kaine. Now, a Catholic bishops is going after the pro-abortion Democrat, saying that he can’t reconcile his Catholic faith with abortion.

Bishops Thomas Tobin of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, posted a message on Facebook that was so popular it received over 1,000 shares:

VP Pick, Tim Kaine, a Catholic?

Democratic VP choice, Tim Kaine, has been widely identified as a Roman Catholic. It is also reported that he publicly supports “freedom of choice” for abortion, same-sex marriage, gay adoptions, and the ordination of women as priests. All of these positions are clearly contrary to well-established Catholic teachings; all of them have been opposed by Pope Francis as well.

Senator Kaine has said, “My faith is central to everything I do.” But apparently, and unfortunately, his faith isn’t central to his public, political life.
The Virginia politician is on record as trying to have it both ways — saying he is both a “traditional Catholic” and a strong supporter of abortion. Kaine has a pro-abortion record and the potential Clinton running mate is not fooling anyone. As LifeNews previously reported, Kaine said he is a “strong supporter of Roe v. Wade”  despite supposedly being a “traditional Catholic.”

“I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn’t intrude,” Kaine said. “I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. In government, we have enough things to worry about. We don’t need to make people’s reproductive decisions for them.”

That wasn’t the first time Kaine has attempted to moderate his pro-abortion viewpoint. In an interview with Meet the Press, Tim Kaine, who may be chosen as the pro-abortion candidate’s VP, tried to mask his radical abortion views.

Leading pro-life groups know Kaine is pro-abortion.

SIGN THE PLEDGE! We Oppose Hillary Clinton!

“Like Hillary Clinton, Sen. Tim Kaine supports the current policy of abortion on demand,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Like Hillary Clinton, Sen. Kaine is so extreme on abortion he opposes even the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to protect unborn children from abortion after 20 weeks, when they are capable of feeling excruciating pain during dismemberment or other late abortion methods.”

As a U.S. senator, Kaine has voted against the pro-life position every chance he got. Sen. Kaine voted to allow government funding of abortion providers, and he voted against legislation to require an abortionist to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state.

Kaine took his most extreme pro-abortion action yet with his recent co-sponsorship of the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S.217), known to pro-lifers as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act.” This bill would nullify nearly all existing state and federal limitations on regulation of abortion, and prohibit states from enacting meaningful pro-life laws in the future. This revamped version of the long-stalled “Freedom of Choice Act” is a priority of the pro-abortion forces in Washington, D.C.

“Sen. Kaine is good at hiding behind his Catholic background – but no one should be fooled,” Tobias said. “His record, and his openly declared legislative goals, are as pro-abortion as they come.”

How a rolling sexual revolution is crushing freedom

Financial Support Requests


We want to say thank you again for all those who donated towards the deposit for the memorial for the unborn which will be located in our nation's capital. We can't thank you enough for your support of this important project.
UPDATE ON FUNDRAISING: The project has now seen just over $13,000 come in. This is wonderful. The remaining balance for the project is $27,000. This means if you have not already participated through your giving you still can! Please see the giving options and cost break down below.
UPDATE ON LOCATION: The hoped for location for the memorial is a cemetery in Ottawa where the public can quietly visit the memorial in a spirit of solitude. In our initial communication regarding this project on June 27th we explained that Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa was the expected location for it. Regrettably, due to an internal miscommunication for which we take full responsibility, it has come to our attention that Beechwood did not approve hosting the memorial. This was a misunderstanding on our part. We trust God's providence in this and are confident that a wonderful and suitable location awaits this powerful memorial.
This announcement does not change our intent to see this memorial established in our nation. The memorial will be located at another visible location in Ottawa to be announced in the future. If you have already donated and have any questions or would like your donation refunded in light of the location change we would be happy to serve you. Simply hit reply to this e-mail to communicate with us.
Please agree with us in prayer that the perfect location will be chosen so that the most people can be blessed by this moving memorial.
(Photo below: Life sized sculpture for the memorial.)


Donations will be administrated through V-Kol Media Ministries and will receive a tax deductible receipt.
BY MAIL: Cheques can be mailed to: V-Kol Media Ministries, Box 254, 2nd St. E, Grimsby, ON, L3M 4G5. Please include a note: "For Memorial to the Unborn." 100% of the proceeds by check will go to this project, nothing to administration.
A note about the postal strike: We realize donations may be delayed because of the postal strike. That is ok. If you send a check by mail please simply e-mail us at and let us know it is coming. We will include your amount in the tally as we wait for it to arrive.
ON-LINE: Donations can also be made securely by credit card by clicking here. Donations made by credit card will have merchant fees deducted by the bank.
BY E-TRANSFER: You can also send a gift for the memorial by e-mail to Please make the password: "unborn". Please also e-mail us your address at so we can send you a tax deductible receipt at the end of the year.
Thank you so much for your consideration in this worthwhile initiative. If you have any questions at all please hit reply or e-mail we would be happy to answer you.

Canadian born figurative artist, Timothy Schmaltz created a magnificent sculpture entitled, "I Knew You in the Womb”, whereby, an angel is weeping over an empty cradle. This impressive piece of art is crafted in bronze metal and is 50” h X 34” w X 66”d in dimension. His work is displayed world-wide including the Vatican.
$38,500.00 (Cost of sculpture.)
- $8,750.00 (Discount if $10,000 paid by July 1.)
$2,363.50 (Duties, Brokerage and Shipping)
$4,174,75 HST
$3,711.74 (Buffer for potential unforeseen costs.)
TOTAL: $40,000.00
Deposit Need by July 1st: $10,000
Raised: $13,000
Outstanding Need for Deposit: $0
Overall Outstanding Need: $27,000

  1. Request for Family Support re: Double Lung Transplant

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As most of you know by now, my son Richard who has Cystic Fibrosis is in need of a Double Lung Transplant. This means he will need to move to Toronto in order to be on the transplant list for new lungs.  He was informed that it could take up to a year for the process of the transplant and recovery, therefore he and his family will need to move to Toronto as soon as possible. 
To assist with the expenses, a “Go Fund Me” page has been created to support him with living expenses while in Toronto.  I am hoping that you can circulate the link to the “Go Fund Me” page to your network of friends, family and colleagues in order that he may receive as much exposure as possible to assist with the fundraising efforts.  Please read Richard’s story on the website, here is the link .

Thank you for taking the time to share this with others,  it is very much appreciated,


Claire Vincent-Viau
Volunteer Coordinator
Coordonnatrice des Bénévoles
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Villa St. Gabriel Villa

4690 Municipal Road 15| Chelmsford | ON | P0M 1L0
Tel: 705-590-2580 ext. 3334 | Fax: 705-590-3090 |

Caring ... beyond the moment with Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence


1.     First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist

First Baptist Church in Garson is looking for a pianist for the Sunday Morning Services - 10:00 am.
The interested person could start as soon as available.  For more information please call the church office
@ 705-693-3278.  Our church address is:  2603 Falconbridge Hwy., Garson, ON  P3L 1K6.
The church website is:
Thank you for your interest.

Thank-you, Diane Ricketson

2.      Local Christian Woman Offers a Room to Rent to a Student

Hi everyone,

Just letting you all know I have a room available for a student in Sept. 2016. I live in the south end.

I can be reached by phone 705-522-8266.

Joanne Hanna
138 Strathmere Crt.
1.     Petition and Support Request from J. B. Marjanac for his Oakville Parish
From: J.B. Marjanac [] of  Sts. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church in Sudbury

I am working on a project with our church in Oakville, ON which is facing being expropriated by the Halton DIstrict School Board. In an effort to help the HDSB, and keep our parish alive, we offered to split the land, giving the school most of it. Our next door neigbours are an elderly couple with more land than us and we are urging the HDSB to shift their plans just a bit so they would take some of our neighbour's land, and most of our.

Even with our good will, we have found no resolution to the problem as of yet.. We have launched a campaign to lobby the school board trustees to at least hear our appeal.

Unfortunately, the Town of Oakville has made it clear to us that there is absolutely no land to offer us in exchange.

The first step of the process is this petition which we launched, and have almost 2000 signatures so far. Would you be so kind as to share this with the Sudbury Christian community, and your mailing list please.

The link for the petition is

Our FB page is is

If you could ask anyone interested to sign. leave a comment, and share the petition it would make our presentation much stronger.

Thanks very much!

God bless,

John Marjanac

2.     Petition re: fairness for female athletes at Olympics

Join this petition! Chairman of the IOC Ethics Committee Youssoupha Ndiaye: Ensure #FairnessAtRio for Female Athletes:
  1. Daffodil Lodge Request

Due to recent budget cuts, the Daffodil Lodge, a vital part of the Cancer Treatment Centre, has lost the money to purchase coffee, tea, and other coffee accessories.
Let’s show them we care!
We will gladly accept your donation of coffee and/or money for food vouchers to buy coffee accessories – part of the Fishin’ For Food Campaign

  1. Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures

We are in desperate need of volunteers to help organize and facilitate our weekly Community Dinners.

Ideally, teams of 3-5 are needed to cook and serve dinner for 40-60 community members residing in the high-risk neighbourhoods of the Flour Mill and the Donovan.

This entirely volunteer-driven initiative takes place every Saturday at our main site located at 450 Morin Avenue.

For more information on how to help, please contact Kallie at or 705-671-1941 ext. 202.

  1. Syrian Refugee Community Store

A non-monetary community store has been established at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Cedar Street, Sudbury.

The purpose of the store is to allow Syrian newcomer families the dignity of choosing their own clothing and furnishings at no cost.

The store has an immediate need for winter coats for men and boys, there are plenty for the ladies.

If you can assist, please email Gail Grant at (

  1.  Health Science North 6th Floor Request – Clothing and Toiletries
A friend recently learned that there are people admitted to the 6th Floor at Health Science North for mental health issues who do not have sufficient clothing or shoes or toiletries.            If you have any to give away, please bring them to the 6th floor and donate them, as they will be appreciated.
It would be best if items were dropped off to the floor when a reactivation worker is there in order that someone be able to receive them besides nurses who may be too busy.
Items can be dropped off in care of the Reactivation Worker, 6th Floor N., Mon, Wed, Th, Fri between 12 p.m. and  8:30 p.m. or on Tues. between 8 and 4, in order that they don't get turned away.
Park near the Pick Up Zone at the front entrance to Health Science North, leave your flasher lights on, tell the Security person what you are doing, proceed to the 6thFloor.
Thank you!

  1.  Mission Needs Donations of Clothing, Food, Non-Perishables, Finances
The Elgin Street Mission has put out a request for donations of clothing, food, non-perishables, and finances.
As well, citizens are encouraged to organize a fund-raiser and donate the proceeds.
Drop off your items to the Mission.     Go to the back door and ring the bell.        Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call:  705 673 2163     or email       website:
Elgin Street Mission, 344 Elgin Street, Sudbury, ON    P3E 3N9

  1.  Knights of Columbus Seeking New Members
The Knights of Columbus Council #10888 are always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining or would like more information please contact Grand Knight, Ron Jodouin.

  1.  Community Outreach at St. Kevin’s Parish

Help for the Street People
There is a Need for Men's clothing, socks and shoes.
Drop off your donations here at the church
during office hours:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Your donations are to be put on the shelf
at the back door.

  1.  Bread & Roses Food Bank in Capreol

The Bread & Roses food bank in Capreol thanks everyone who is donating food. We are also very much in need of: Coffee,(both ground and instant but not coffee beans) and tea.

  1.  Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank in Need of Supplies and Equipment

The Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank supports
over 800 families in the Greater Sudbury District and is in
much need of donated infant supplies. If you have gently used
clothing for New Born to Size 4, infant formula, diapers size
5 and 6, Junior Foods and baby wipes, we are in low supply
right now. We will also accept car seats and cribs that have
not expired and any other infant/toddler toys or furniture.
Also, Charitable Donation Receipts will be given for monetary
donations. Donations can be dropped off at the Centre from
Monday to Thursday between 10am -3 pm at 1032 LaSalle
Blvd. ( watch for brick home with Canadian Flag, half
block east of Smith's Market). For further information
please call 705-673-5003 or visit our web site at http://

  1.  Sudbury Right to Life seeks new Office space

Currently the office equipment, supplies, furniture and files of Sudbury Right to Life are in storage.      Sudbury Right to Life is seeking new Office space, that will be affordable and accessible to their members, students, and citizens.

If you know of a spot about 10’ x 10’ that is available in a central part of Sudbury, would you please call Paulette at 705 566 4490

We are trusting God to find this special space!

Media Marvels

1.     Fun Sudbury video – Jeremy Mahood appears on the All Nations Church platform

2.     Whoops! Insane NARAL ad accidentally bolsters pro-life arguments

3.     I know the pain of being left by a gay husband: An open letter to Lauren Pearson

July 15, 2016 (ThePublicDiscourse) — Dear Lauren,
4.     Interesting Message from Muhammed Ali

5.     Sudbury Author, Anna Sklar,  Announces Book Launch

Hi All!

I'm emailing to let you know that I have a new book series coming out next month!
It's a series of Lunchbox Inserts - Jokes, Riddles, Fun Facts & Trivia, Calculator Word Games, Word Play, Silly Questions & Holiday Jokes.
Each book has enough cut-outs for an entire school year.
The main use for them will most likely be parents (or children) dropping them into their lunchboxes.
But they can also be used at children's camps, churches, pediatric care situations, etc.
AND they can really be used for any age group, I'm just focusing on children as my main audience :)

So... I wanted to let you know about this super-fun project I've been working on for a while.

The books are available right now as digital downloads (pdf format) in my Etsy store - Sklar, Ink for $7.00 CDN each. The complete series is $40.00 CDN. Until December 31, 2016 I am offering an Etsy coupon for 20% off, which brings the prices down to $5.60 CDN each and $32.00 CDN for the complete series.

  1. The Art of the Summer Sabbath

  1. Sudbury park  named in honour of D.J. Hancock,  teen killed by drunk driver

  1. People with disabilities do ‘live boldly’ — and they’re not better off dead

June 10, 2016 (LiveActionNews) -- There’s a good chance you’ve seen advertisements for a new movie that has been released. Imploring moviegoers to “live boldly,” “Me Before You” is a drama that is being billed as the next great romance.

In reality, it’s nothing more than a snuff film furthering the message that people are better dead than disabled. Based on a novel by British novelist Jojo Moyes, the plotline is being slammed by disability advocates who are calling for people to boycott the film.

9.     Reflections on the Church by Michael O’Brien

10.  Jackie Evancho sings “God Bless America”

  1. 12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives

As part of the Spring Sharathon, Kfm Christian Radio asked 12 local members of the Clergy to give the last message of their lives in 15 minutes.

To listen to what they said, go to, Final 15 on the right side of the home page, and click.

Many thanks to Dan Thomson of Image Video who vimeoed these messages.

  1. Apostle Entertainment

Apostle Entertainment is a full service production company located in Sudbury, servicing Northern Ontario.  With a large selection of professional audio visual equipment and effects, we specialize in customization.  From small private functions and corporate events to large scale productions and weddings we work closely with our clients to bring visions to life.  With several years in the industry, qualified staff and strategic partners work together to provide a one stop shop for all your event needs.

Call us today to inquire of one or more of the following services...   Event planning,  décor, disk jockey services,  photographer,  rentals,  officiant,  installations,  and more.

Adrian Smith operations manager (705) 822-8069  or toll free 1 (888) 477-5403

Check out our facebook page for media

  1. Greater Sudbury Contacts Regarding Syrian Refugee Sponsorship

Coordination website:

For those who want to help, but not act as a sponsor themselves, can donate to community groups who are already established.  People who would like to partner with a local community group, sponsor a family, or volunteer their time are encouraged to email

 Volunteers Needed

If you are newly retired, or you can spare some time to volunteer, we are in great need of volunteers here at
Holy Redeemer Food Bank. Our food bank serves clients in the Minnow Lake area. If you are interested,
please drop by the Church office, Monday thru Friday to pick up an application form. Or call the office 566-
8330 and leave your name and number. Volunteers are required for several positions:
1) Pick up food at Sudbury Food Bank weekly or large loads once a month.
2) Purchase food weekly or by-monthly.
Most jobs will take 1-2 hours per week. The Sudbury Food Bank downtown is only open in the day time.
Volunteers can determine how many hours they are willing to give.
Thank You For helping feed people in need.

  1. Sudbury Hosting International Mine Rescue Event
>>> "Helen Loiselle" <> 6/20/2016 2:47 PM >>>
We are looking for volunteers for the 2016 International Mine Rescue Competition being hosted by Canada for the first time ever in Sudbury.
Sudbury is expecting over 300 competitors and delegates from around the world.  We want to ensure that this is an example of the finest hospitality Sudbury has to offer.
Some of the volunteer positions we are looking to fill are:
Ambassadors – Teams of 2 or 3 volunteers will be designated to each team to help support them while in Sudbury. 
Ambassadors will help with directions to events and activities, give suggestions for food and entertainment during their visit, accompany teams to and from the opening and closing ceremonies, work with organizing committee on any issue that arise during the event.  Language skills in Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian or Vietnamese would be a huge asset.
Parking and Sight Patrol – Volunteers would help to direct traffic in parking lots, ensure competitors and guest know where they are going, and make event officials aware of any issues that arise at various events leading up to and during the competition.
Event Volunteers – Help to ensure events run smoothly, organize water stations, help out organizing committee as needed
If you are interested in being part of this amazing event fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM.
 Or go to or for more information.

Helen Loiselle
Program Manager
Volunteer Sudbury/Bénévolat Sudbury

Be part of this international event and volunteer!

  1. CNIB Volunteer Opportunities

Reception Assistant - Sudbury
Reception Assistants provide community-based support by assisting with reception duties. They welcome and direct people coming into the CNIB office. They answer the phone and redirect calls to the appropriate person.

Sudbury Golf Committee Members
Golf Committee Members contribute to planning and executing the event to raise funds in support of CNIB’s mission.

Become a CNIB Vision Mate!
Vision Mate volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Approved activities include: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, social visiting. Vision Mates usually visit a client for one or two hours a week, in the client’s home or other suitable environment, at a mutually convenient time.
Contact Us! North Region Volunteer Services
Online Volunteer Application Form

Rose Jobin-White – Northeast Region
1-888-659-1843, ext. 5418

  1. Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures
We are in desperate need of volunteers to help organize and facilitate our weekly Community Dinners.

Ideally, teams of 3-5 are needed to cook and serve dinner for 40-60 community members residing in the high-risk neighbourhoods of the Flour Mill and the Donovan.

This entirely volunteer-driven initiative takes place every Saturday at our main site located at 450 Morin Avenue.

For more information on how to help, please contact Kallie at or 705-671-1941 ext. 202.

  1.   Teach English to Syrian Refugee Children
One of the local groups sponsoring a Syrian Family to Sudbury is looking for someone to teach English to Syrian children.
If you are interested or require more information, please contact Tony Chezzi at

  1. Volunteer Driver Needed
Société St-Vincent de Paul Society
Conférence St Benedict Labre Conferenc
553 rue Lavoie St.
Sudbury ON P3B 2B4

Volunteer driver needed for cargo van of St-Vincent de Paul
Society in Sudbury, to pick up or deliver furniture to people
in need. You need to have a valid driver`s license and be
available one or two days per week.
If interested call Sr. Marie at 705-470-5008.

7.     Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members

Please call Marguerite Groulx to find out all about it:        705 524 6384

About the small room for the Sudbury Right to Life maybe you can add my telephone number or call 705-674-1700 and they can leave a message and I will call them back.

Would you be able to add the Sudbury Christian Newsletter that we are looking for people to volunteer for the Sudbury Right to Life we need more people to join and they can call 705-524-6384.

Can you say that this is a very important to get to know what it is all involved and what it is all about.  Our older members are getting older and they need a break so we need new people to motivate everyone.  We would like someone to work on the website, treasurer and many more.  If you want to join we have a meeting every Tuesday at the end of the month at 1:30 p.m. for more information call the office at 705-674-1700.

8.     Sudbury Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers for new project
As folks are doing their winter cleaning our Thrift Store is being blessed with an abundance of donations - so much so that we are struggling to keep up! If you have some time to help us out with sorting and processing of donations, we would love the hear from you.
Please contact Valerie McInall for a volunteer registration form.      Or stop by our office at 634 Notre Dame and drop it off to Valerie. We will then set a time to meet with you and to discuss the position.  In the meantime if you have any specific questions please feel free to give Valerie a call at 705-673-5893.
Our Thrift Store is located at 634 Notre Dame, Sudbury. Hours are 9-5 / Monday to Saturday.
Thanks for everything you do and have a great day!

Daily Chuckle

Words of Wisdom


by Pastor Rob Weatherby

I know a lot of you reading this have pets. Some of you love dogs and some of you love cats. But did you know that Christians can be a lot like a dog or a cat? Let me explain…

A dog’s basic attitude toward its master is this -- “You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me. You must be God.”

A cat, however, comes to a very different conclusion. It says, “You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me. I must be God!”

That pretty well sums up the basic differences between the two animals. We all know how loyal a good dog can be to its master. It’s earned the title, “a man’s best friend”. When the door opens, the dog excitedly wags its tail to welcome its master home. If its trained, it might even fetch his slippers or his evening newspaper. And then as the master reads the paper, the faithful dog sits at his feet content to be in his presence and ready to do his bidding.

How different is the typical cat! When its owner arrives home at night, it hardly seems to notice. It might yawn, or stretch, or begin licking its paws. It lounges around on your favourite chair thinking it owns the place. If its owner wants to sit there, the cat makes no effort to move and has to be lifted away. It might get excited about a prowling dog or a scurrying mouse, but never its owner.

As Bob Sjogren puts it succinctly in his book Cat and Dog Theology, “Dogs have masters, but cats have staff.” Christians can be a lot like a dog and a cat.

You see, the “dog Christian” realizes that God is Lord and Master and that he or she exists for His glory. He knows that life is all about God and not himself. This understanding is firmly rooted in Scripture. For example, this verse in Colossians 1:16 -- “For by Him (God) all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by
Him and for Him.”

This attitude affects all the “dog Christian” does. He reads, believes and tries to obey all of God’s Word knowing that His Master loves him fully and has good plans for his life. When trials come, he continues to trust God looking for the good that can come out of bad. His perspective is an eternal one because he believes that this life is only a preparation for his eternal home with his Maker.

When a “dog Christian” prays, he asks that above all God’s will be done and His glory revealed. Although human and imperfect, he strives to put God first in his life, in his family and in his priorities. It affects the way he views his job and the way he uses his money, abilities and free time. He’s excited about his part in world missions because he knows that this is close to His Master’s heart.

The “cat Christian” behaves quite differently because deep down he or she believes that life is all about them. They believe in God but somehow feel that He exists to bless, protect and even pamper them. This person likes to read only those parts of Scripture which speak of blessing, provision and protection. They become confused or bitter when trials come thinking that God has let them down. Unconsciously, they put themselves as  first priority and dethrone God from His rightful place in their life.

A “cat Christian” prays selfish, self-centred, “bless me” prayers. They don’t get excited about missions or helping others because that is not their primary concern. Their spiritual growth becomes stunted and they miss God’s best for their lives.

Jesus described these two attitudes when He said, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39). Jesus wasn’t talking about throwing your life away foolishly but rather putting God first in your life. A well-known missionary, Jim Elliot, echoed this truth when he said, “He is no fool who loses what he cannot keep, in order to gain what he cannot lose.”

So, if you are a Christian, what kind of Christian are you -- a dog or a cat? One seeks to glorify God. The other glorifies himself. Take your pick!

Rob Weatherby serves as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Whitefish and as a missions mobilizer for “Operation Mobilization”, an evangelical, international mission.     This article first appeared in The Sudbury Star October 22, 2005

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